'Jessica Jones' trailers keep getting darker and better
The final trailer for 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' amps up the action and drama, telling the story of a reluctant, haunted woman with supernatural abilities.
Camera51's 'Product Camera' app will make you an eBay listing all-star
Camera51's 'Product Camera' app will make you an eBay listing all-star
The best part of Fallout 4 is the music
There are a lot of reasons to enjoy a Fallout game: the story, the character creation, the sense of exploration. But the element that holds everything together is the fantastic music. The more...
MST3K Revival Hits Kickstarter, Back-Sassers Rejoice
The cult-classic television series finally has concrete plans for a revival over a decade after it was canceled.
Guerrilla Grafting - Secretly Grafting Fruit-Bearing Branches onto Ornamental City Trees | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities
Guerrilla Grafters is a group of San Francisco fruit lovers who graft fruit-bearing branches on sterile urban trees, to provide anyone with free fresh produce.
Why journalists have the right to cover the University of Missouri protests
Pay heed, all who interfere with Tim Tai’s newsgathering: He will photo-splain the First Amendment to you. Tai is the student journalist seen in the viral video trying to take pictures of the #ConcernedStudent1950 assembly Monday at Mizzou,...
This awesome DIY railgun fires rounds with 27,000 joules of force
An electromagnetic musket for the 21st century that you should under no circumstances try to build yourself.
See The Bizarre New Space Suits That Will Take Us To Mars
To overcome this, we have worked with the European Space Agency and international colleagues to create another body-tight suit that creates resistance at each point around the body that is proportional
Top 40 Fallout Projects
With the release of Fallout 4 just around the corner, I've gathered together my favorite Fallout DIY projects in one place.There are some amazing builds in here, including helmets, Pip-Boys, full costumes, weapons, and of course, Nuka-Cola bottle caps.
The best Black Friday deals 2015: all the best UK deals listed
Keeping track of all the best pre-Black Friday deals until the big day on November 27
The American Robber Barons Who Stole Medieval Europe
We had been driving through what felt like one continuous Miami strip mall for almost an hour. Our GPS promised that in a few short minutes we would reach...
2004 tweens unable to cope as Busted reunites with Charlie Simpson
Busted reforms with its original band members 10 years after their breakup.
Apple Music Comes To Android As An Emissary
“Music is one of those things that everybody in the world loves — it doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter what the demographics [are] — people like different types of music but everyone likes music. And in many cases, music is very global. There’s a regional component, but there’s also a global component — biggest name artists are very, very global. For us, it’s in a way an honor to be representing artists; to get people to listen to their music. And so we always wanted to bring it to as broad an audience as possible. If we’re gonna do it we wanted to bring the full version of it, not only certain parts. We really wanted everyone to have the full music experience and to be able to do things like get Beats 1, which they haven’t heard before and I really think they’re going to love. And to get the human curation aspects of For You and to experience what it’s like to actually get great recommendations for songs. We think those are all very important and we want everyone in the world — as much as possible — to be able to try it.”
Game on (and on and on): How I survived a 24-hour gaming marathon - CNET
8 a.m. - I arrive at Invodo, a video production studio, and meet organizer and Heroic Inner Kids board member David Downing. He gives me a tour of the impressive space. Rows of folding tables for computers and consoles are set up in what's normally the lunchroom. There are flat-screen TVs in every open office and conference room with either a video game or a cult-classic movie playing on them. Ergonomically designed office and lounge chairs sit in front of almost every screen. The office's massive white-screen studio has been turned into a plush movie theater thanks to a pile of pillows and a projector to provide a break when players' thumbs get sore. It's like I've died and gone to Geek Valhalla.
Facebook's experimental 'Photo Magic' scans your Camera Roll for friends
Buzzfeed reports that Facebook is testing a new feature in its Messenger app that will either be extremely helpful or highly creepy, depending on how you look at it. Called ‘Photo Magic,’ it scans your Camera Roll to find Facebook friends.
Apps Beat Paper When It Comes To Keeping Food Diaries
ORLANDO, Fla. — People who want to lose weight or eat healthier might be interested in keeping a food diary, but a new study finds you may be better off ditching the pencil and paper and logging your food intake on your smartphone.
N.Y. Attorney General Tells Daily Fantasy Sports Companies to Cease Operations in the State
The New York Attorney General’s office said Tuesday that the games constitute illegal gambling and are subject to criminal penalties.
The Microsoft Surface Book Review
Surface Book certainly keeps the tradition of Surface alive and well. The 13.5-inch laptop has the same 3:2 aspect ratio of the rest of the Surface line, and it is built out of magnesium with the same finish. The fit and finish is very high, and the entire device feels as premium as it should. I think the defining feature of the Surface tablet lineup is the kickstand, and with the Surface Book it is most certainly the hinge. The hinge on the Surface Book is truly unlike anything ever used on a notebook computer before, and while it may not be to everyone’s taste, it certainly draws comments. The hinge, other than a design element, brings a lot of function to the party as well, with it being a key component to keeping this laptop balanced correctly. Balance is generally not an issue with laptops, but the Surface Book has another trick up its sleeve – the display detaches. The Surface Book is hardly the first device to do this, but it is one of the few that has tried to tackle the balance problem with 2-in-1 devices where the screen detaches, and the hinge is a key component to that.
Nintendo Direct returns on Thursday with Wii U and 3DS news
The next Nintendo Direct takes place on November 12th at 2PM PT (10PM GMT), and it promises news and trailers for a slew of Wii U and 3DS games. This is Nintendo's first live-streamed news program since April -- and it's the first since the death of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata . For many viewers, Iwata encapsulated the appeal of Nintendo Direct, as he helped the company have fun in delivering its news (and appeared to have an adorable banana fetish ). Former Nintendo of America and Pokémon USA President Tatsumi Kimishima is now the head of Nintendo. For its Thursday show, Nintendo promises updates on coming Wii U and 3DS games, and it says this Nintendo Direct will not feature news about its coming console, the NX , or its mobile endeavors . Catch region-specific streams of Nintendo Direct on Twitch ( US , UK ).
Tim Cook reckons that the iPad Pro is the final nail in the PC's coffin
How many times has the PC been declared dead? To be honest, we've lost count, but Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest person to happily attempt to hammer nails into the humble personal computer's coffin.
A university is digitizing thousands of wax cylinder records
In the 1880's, Thomas Edison developed all-wax versions (see image above) that could play whatever was etched on their surfaces for around a dozen times before they became unplayable. Later on in early 1900's, more durable ones made of celluloid and other materials were developed to compete with the disc format. The UCSB team is working to digitize all types and has around 3,000 pieces waiting to be processed. If you want to help out so you can listen to more pre-World War I music, you can contribute to the team's budget and " adopt " a cylinder for $60.
Amazon Echo will soon go on sale at over 3,000 retail stores
Amazon’s Echo is a tall cylindrical device that has a Siri- or Google Now-like personal assistant, named Alexa. The Echo is designed to play music on demand, answer questions about events, news, and weather, as well as help people create to-do and shopping lists. It can also hook into a home network to control connected lightbulbs, thermostats, and other Internet-enabled devices directly from the Alexa app. Most importantly — for the Everything Store– the Echo helps people automatically order household items through Amazon.
Tim Cook warns UK government against weakening encryption
"It's not the case that encryption is a rare thing that only two or three rich companies own, and (so) you can regulate them in some way," Cook told the newspaper. "It may make someone feel good for a moment, but it's not really of benefit. If you halt or weaken encryption, the people that you hurt are not the folks that want to do bad things. It's the good people. The other people know where to go."
Get a Google Chromecast for $17.99 shipped - CNET
From the Cheapskate: It's a refurb, but also the lowest price to date on Google's streaming-media stick -- and you get a one-year warranty. Plus: two bonus deals!
WIRED's list of the best gadgets and gear you can buy in 2015
Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay line of personal audio products contains several excellent headphone models, but the wireless BeoPlay H7 ($449) is our favorite. The headset has an over-ear design and can connect to any Bluetooth-capable device. Paired with your phone or your PC, they’ll deliver truly excellent sound. The audio profile detailed and warm; the same as the cabled BeoPlay H6. These don’t have active noise canceling (you’ll want B&O’s H8 headphones if you need ANC), but they’re still our top pick because the leather ear pads provide excellent isolation. Consider it a bonus that they also happen to be damn beautiful. See all of WIRED’s headphone reviews .
New York orders daily fantasy sites FanDuel and DraftKings to stop taking bets
"We strongly disagree with the reasoning in his opinion and will examine and vigorously pursue all legal options available to ensure our over half a million customers in New York State can continue to play the fantasy sports games they love," the company said in a statement. “New York’s actions today are an unfortunate example of a state government stifling innovation, technology and entrepreneurship and acting without full and fair consideration of the interests of consumers.”
Xbox One Gains Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility For 104 Games
Here’s how it’s going to work. If you bought a game directly on your Xbox 360 in the online store, the game will automatically be added to your game library and become available to download. If you have a DVD version of the game, you can put it in your Xbox One and play the game, like an Xbox One game.
The Verge on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
Star Wars Characters Will Now Teach Your Kids To Code
“One of the most important things for us is to make computer science more popular, to broaden participation and get students of all ages and all backgrounds to give it a shot,” says Hadi Partovi, who founded Code.org. So far at least, Code.org has been successful in achieving that goal. Of the 5 million students currently registered on Code.org, around 2 million are girls and around 2 million are black or Hispanic.
You Can Pre-Order Samsung's $100 VR Headset Right Now
If you’re clamouring for some VR, you can head over to Best Buy now and pre-order one of the devices right away. The retailer gives an official release date for the hardware of November 20th—just in time for Thanksgiving. The device will come with a 16GB microSD card which will contain a series of “3D movie trailers and 360° videos.”
TechCrunch on Twitter
When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location.
You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history.
President Obama is officially enshrined as an LGBT hero, but there's still work to be done
Then, Tuesday morning, the publication quietly announced a notable addition to their list: Obama. The president’s black and white portrait, shot by Ryan Pfluger, spans the cover of The Out100 issue, decorated with the words “Ally. Hero. Icon.” As a testament to his status as an ally, hero and icon, the magazine emphasizes Obama’s hand in the legalization of same-sex marriage , stating when the president was sworn in for his first term, there were merely two states where same-sex marriage was legal. His work to repeal "don’t ask, don’t tell" and his 2014 executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity are also named as proof of his committed allyship. In an editor’s letter somewhat gruesomely titled “Why We Shot the President of the United States of America,” Out editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin says the decision to profile Obama as Ally of the Year was relatively simple, given the president’s role in same-sex marriage. Yet, Hicklin also describes Obama as “a president who came to office on a wave of euphoria, appeared to lose momentum halfway through, and has since rallied, helping us secure marriage equality, among other landmark initiatives that are transforming our place in America.
Turn your old phone into a home security camera you can watch from anywhere - CNET
If you've recently upgraded phones and you aren't sure what to do with your old one, you might want to consider turning it into a security camera. As long as your old phone runs and the rear camera is operational, you're set. The process is very easy to set up and often (but not always) free.
President Obama Finally Has His Own Facebook Page
Given that it just launched today, the page is pretty well-stocked. It makes full use of Facebook’s Timeline feature to highlight his first and second term oaths, as well as earlier milestones including his marriage to Michelle Obama.
Watch Shia LaBeouf marathoning Shia LaBeouf movies in New York City
The famous actor is marathoning all of his films for the next three days at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, for a performance titled #ALLMYMOVIES. LaBeouf tweeted about it this afternoon, starting the performance at noon.
VW snags leading self-driving car expert from Apple
Volkswagen has hired away one of Apple's top experts on autonomous vehicle technologies, signaling the German auto maker's intent to become a serious player in self-driving cars.
Microbot Push makes dumb buttons smart - CNET
You can operate the Microbot manually by tapping the capacitive button on the top side, or engage it from your smartphone or tablet. However, to fully realize its capabilities, you need the Prota Box -- a wireless hub that adds Wi-Fi, therefore allowing for Push control when you're outside the home. It integrates with the aforementioned services and enables the kind of automation that makes the Microbot actually useful.
T-Mobile is writing the manual on how to fuck up the internet
It's not clear if Legere understands what net neutrality means. To understand why free is a problem, we need to look at net neutrality in the context of the scarcity the ISPs have created. Consider T-Mobile and Sprint’s basic "unlimited" data plans: each technically include unlimited data, but only 1GB at 4G speeds. (T-Mobile announced today it had "amped" that minimum plan to 2GB.) As soon as you reach that cap, you’re kicked down to 2G speeds which are basically unusable for most things worth doing on the internet. When I was on T-Mobile’s 1GB plan before it announced Music Freedom, I nearly used my entire data allowance listening to Google Play Music on a one-way bus ride from New York to DC. But since T-Mobile now gives me all that data for "free," it’s a huge competitive advantage against T-Mobile’s rivals. It’s too bad the cost is competition at large.
Tim Cook says the PC is dead, but Apple still makes computers
I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?
Dropbox finally gets a dedicated section for your recently used files
Cloud file sharing service Dropbox today announced that it has rolled out a new Recents section, to show users the files they have most recently added, moved, or edited on desktop. The section first appeared on iOS earlier this year, and it will arrive on Android over the next few months, as product manager Abhishek Agrawal wrote in a blog post today.
University of Missouri professor calls for 'muscle' against reporter as tensions with media rise
Video of a tense exchange between reporters and protesters on Monday at the University Missouri has caught widespread attention after a communications professor called for "muscle" to remove a cameraman.
Microsoft should pay for spectrum to offer internet in rural India
It’s not the first time Indian companies have tried to block Microsoft’s rural broadband plans. The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) — of which Ramachandran is the director general — had previously urged Garg to involve all licensed telecom operators in the white space technology field trials “since they involve installation of telegraph and provision of services to the customer, which is governed by the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885”.
Instagram launches partner program to help advertisers do business on the platform
One partner, Brand Networks, told VentureBeat that it claims to have seen a 330 percent increase in its Instagram business since June. “We don’t expect the rush to slow down anytime soon — especially as retail and ecommerce businesses gear up for the holiday shopping season,” said Jamie Tedford, the company’s chief executive and founder. “More brands will add Instagram to their holiday marketing mix, and with this new Instagram Partners Program, it will be easier than ever for brands to team with strategic partners…who can help them increase awareness and convert customers on this rapidly growing platform.”
Try these 15 PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts for masterful slide creation
Of all the programs in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint is easily the one that requires the most artful usage. Novelists might use Microsoft Word, but you’d never be able to tell that based on what you read on the page. The difference between a good presentation and a bad one, however, has a lot to do with what you see on that PowerPoint deck, and how it was put together.
Navigate and search the real world … online or off
Roughly 60 percent of the world is without Internet today, and even where online access is available, it can still be spotty. That means that quick and easy access to information is still not possible for a majority of the population. This is a huge problem, especially as people attempt to navigate and explore the world around them, so Google Maps is taking steps to help people across the globe find directions and get where they’re going, even when they don’t have an Internet connection.
Now you can download an area of the world to your phone, and the next time you find there’s no connectivity—whether it’s a country road or an underground parking garage—Google Maps will continue to work seamlessly. Whereas before you could simply view an area of the map offline, now you can get turn-by-turn driving directions, search for specific destinations, and find useful information about places, like hours of operation, contact information or ratings.
You can download an area by searching for a city, county or country, for instance, and tapping "Download" on the resulting place sheet, or by going to "Offline Areas" in the Google Maps menu and tapping on the “+” button.
Valve Steam Link
Gameplay Performance depends entirely on the speed of your router and the state of your home network's Wi-Fi signal. Internet connection speed (like our lab's FiOS connection) doesn't matter, since the Steam Link only streams games within a home network. You can reduce the risk of lag and video artifacts by using a very fast router that supports dual-band 802.11ac, and by plugging either your PC or the Steam Link directly into your router with an Ethernet cable. Valve actually recommends an Ethernet connection, though this isn't feasible for all home setups.
Talking it out: Do I buy a console or the Oculus Rift?
In the end, I think I've talked myself into getting a PS4. It offers the games and core entertainment services that I want right out of the box for a reasonable price (at least by first-world standards). What's more, the PS4 is a known quantity: I know exactly what games and content I'll have access to on Day 1. It also combines the gaming, streaming and VR functionalities that I want. Whether I want to play Star Wars: Battlefront for three hours, watch Netflix for an evening or just spend 15 minutes messing around in virtual reality, I totally can. That functional flexibility and ease of commitment is precisely what I'm looking for in an entertainment box. So long as Sony's VR headset costs less than a grand -- which would put the whole package on par with the Rift -- I don't really see a reason not to pick one up come Black Friday.
Here's The Data That Shows Why Twitter Switched To Hearts From Stars
In a talk at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco this morning, Twitter product SVP Kevin Weil shared data on the hearts’ performance vs. the star — aka: the favorite — that drove Twitter’s decision to make the switch .
3 Big Lessons From The Top Techies Rebooting The Government
Park has found simple ways to tackle what could be major problems. He's hired hundreds of talented techies to join the government, but there was always the possibility that these people wouldn't settle into the culture of the White House. So he developed a program that pairs people who have spent their careers in the private sector with Washington insiders who are intricately versed in policy and bureaucracy. "It's this team-up of folks from the outside with folks from the inside, with their complementary expertise, that the magic happens," Park says. "What binds the molecule of awesomeness together is their mutual desire to build a better future for the country."
Apple seeds second tvOS 9.1 beta to developers
The second tvOS 9.1 beta is available as an over-the-air (OTA) update for those that are already running the first beta on their hardware. However, for developers that will be installing the second beta from scratch, you’ll need to plug the Apple TV into a computer via a USB-C to USB-A cable. The software for the set-top box must be downloaded and installed through iTunes on the computer.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece
Corbett: We all had our riffing styles. Mike Nelson’s style was to kind of hang back, and then come in with a precision joke, as opposed to a lot of us who just blurted out a bunch of stuff and, due to the laws of chance, got a good one off eventually. Mike usually waited and struck and then made everybody laugh. Mary Jo and Bridget Jones Nelson often provided these two vaguely Valley Girlish characters, often called Debby and Susan, who every now and then would just be imposed on the reality. And Kevin Murphy often had sort of strange musical ephemera—yodeling and whatnot.
Why we need to rethink capitalism
Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, "threatening the very underpinnings of society." In this thoughtful, passionate talk, he outlines his planned counter-offensive, which centers on the concept of "justness."
The first 21 days of a bee’s life
We’ve heard that bees are disappearing. But what is making bee colonies so vulnerable? Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his backyard — in front of a camera — to get an up close view. This project, for National Geographic, gives a lyrical glimpse into a beehive, and reveals one of the biggest threats to its health, a mite that preys on baby bees in their first 21 days of life. With footage set to music from Rob Moose and the Magik*Magik Orchestra, Varma shows the problem ... and what’s being done to solve it. (This talk was part of a session at TED2015 guest-curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)
In 1975, this Kodak employee invented the digital camera. His bosses made him hide it.
The main objections came from the marketing and business sides. Kodak had a virtual monopoly on the United States photography market, and made money on every step of the photographic process. If you wanted to photograph your child’s birthday party you would likely be using a Kodak Instamatic, Kodak film and Kodak flash cubes. You would have it processed either at the corner drugstore or mail the film to Kodak and get back prints made with Kodak chemistry on Kodak paper.
Scientists Have Simulated Time Travel With Photons
In a quantum regime, the authors say, the paradox of time travel can be resolved, leaving closed timelike curves consistent with relativity. Near a black hole, for example, the extreme effects of general relativity play a role.
Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation And Search
It’s 8am and you’re in your garage. You have to head into a different direction today, but you can’t fire up Google Maps until you’ve left the garage, because you’re offline. You probably pull off to the side of the road until your phone gets connectivity.
4 Tactics to Improve Your Daily Social Media Marketing Routine
When you create a Feedly account , you can type in a search term that’s related to your business, and you can add any of the returned results to your Feedly RSS feed. In the example below, I typed in “social media.”
The science of setting goals
A meaningful goal — one that truly inspires you to change — requires going deeper. “Give yourself permission and time to think about what it is you want to experience in your life or what’s getting in the way,” says McGonigal. Think about what you want in the coming year, then ask yourself why you want that — three times in a row. For example, if you want to quit smoking, ask why do you want to quit? Then, if you want to quit for your health, ask why do you want good health? Then, if your answer is to be alive long enough to meet your grandchildren, ask why do you want to meet your grandchildren? “You get to something that just feels so obviously important to you,” says McGonigal. It really drives home why that goal matters, and that motivation can bolster you as you work toward the goal.
When to take a stand -- and when to let it go
Ash Beckham recently found herself in a situation that made her ask: who am I? She felt pulled between two roles — as an aunt and as an advocate. Each of us feels this struggle sometimes, she says — and offers bold suggestions for how to stand up for your moral integrity when it isn’t convenient.
Bali Road Trip in 4K! - #onedayoffline
Thanks to Cathay Pacific for making this video happen and challenging us to #onedayoffline. Follow the link to make a pledge of your own and be sure to share it with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #onedayoffline. http://bit.ly/1NZ7vyx Check out the Behind The Scenes here: https://youtu.be/nnuLETr77_4 We also Vlogged the WHOLE trip! Don’t miss it! https://youtu.be/gb6a_R2Zjg8 Big thanks to The Lost Boys who helped us out all week! BE SURE TO GO CHECK THEM OUT AND SUBSCRIBE! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEhN... Super thanks to the WaterBom, Asia's biggest water park for letting us have a blast! Check them out in this link: http://waterbom-bali.com Also SUPER THANKS to the Bali Safari & Marine Park for letting us have such an incredible experience with all the amazing wildlife. We stayed there for several nights, so many amazing things to do there. Check them out in the link below. http://www.balisafarimarinepark.com Music - “It is Time” By Richard Williams Contact Richard at his website/facebook page to get a free mp3 of the song, "It is Time" http://www.
Mediated Matter's New Platform 3D Prints Glass with Stunning Precision
"The platform is based on a dual heated chamber concept. The upper chamber acts as a Kiln Cartridge while the lower chamber serves to anneal the structures. The Kiln Cartridge operates at approximately 1900°F and can contain sufficient material to build a single architectural component. The molten material gets funneled through an alumina-zircon-silica nozzle. The project synthesizes modern technologies, with age-old established glass tools and technologies producing novel glass structures with numerous potential applications."
2,000 year old 'computer' discovered: How tech and shipwrecks are rewriting human history - TechRepublic
Using robots, underwater iPads, 3D printing, and other new tech, scientists are discovering shipwrecks that are rewriting our history. Read the inside story of the Antikythera and two other breakthrough explorations.